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Bruce Poon Tip (@brucepoontip) is a leader in the travel industry, an entrepreneur, and the author of three books. At age 23, he founded G Adventures, which has operations in 100 countries and runs tours on every continent. But before that, he founded three businesses by the age of 16. He grew up in Calgary, Canada, but was born in Trinidad to parents of Chinese heritage. In this episode, we talk about how Bruce founded G Adventures and the problems the travel industry faces today.

Bruce is a leader in social entrepreneurship and the founder of the Planeterra Foundation. Bruce has been invited to speak at places such as Harvard, Oxford, UNESCO, the World Bank, UNESCO, and the UN. Bruce talks about the state of the travel industry in a post-corona world. He talks about his motivations for founding G Adventures. And the impact that the Dalai Lama has had on his business.

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If you enjoyed this episode, check out the episode I did with Bogdana Voicu, who runs North American operations for G Adventures. Or with Danielle and Wilson, two G Adventures guides who traveled the world as a couple. Or with Shelby Schmitz who worked as a guide and bus driver for 5 years around the United States. Hope you enjoy them!

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